A new partnership between a German software specialist and a Gloucestershire cyber firm, which protects businesses while they carry out online research, is highlighting yet again the talent and prospects for growth in the county's cyber sector.
Cheltenham firm Ecliptic Dynamics, a specialist provider of highly secure internet infrastructure for businesses and organisations, has joined forces with Maltego, a world leading supplier of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) link analysis software used for conducting online research.
Such investigations often draw the eyes of the nefarious dark web, but Maltego’s customers will now have greater protection, speed, precision, security and privacy when conducting sensitive research thanks to Ecliptic Dynamics.
Tom Kidwell, managing director of Ecliptic Dynamics, who formerly worked in military intelligence and as a civil servant in Cheltenham, said: ‘Maltego is a global leader in this particular field. The two businesses compliment one another and will allow both of us to benefit and grow our customer bases.’
In preparation for that growth Ecliptic Dynamics took on two new members of staff who are training through Gloucestershire College’s advanced cyber apprentice scheme at its Advanced Digital Academy.
Ecliptic Dynamics’ OIS web browser isolates a user’s core business assets from browser-based malware and spyware risks when it is researching the clear, deep and dark web.
The OIS 'virtual computer' is completely rebuilt from scratch daily, giving users an online footprint they can control and which is difficult, if not impossible, to track.
Ecliptic Dynamics is the latest in a long line of Gloucestershire businesses coming to light, clustered close to GCHQ, as the county continues to seek to own the title 'Cyber Capital of the UK' ahead of the pending Golden Valley Development.
In July 2022 the spotlight fell on Synalogik as it received its Queen’s Award for Innovation at the Hub8 cyber-focused work space in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter.